Derby Film Festival is one of the leading regional film festival in the UK. Bringing together film fans, filmmakers and industry figures, Derby Film Festival is four days long and will run from 17th to the 22nd November 2021.
The patrons of Derby FIlm Festival are actor/director David Morrissey (The Walking Dead) and Anwen Hurt.
Screenings, previews and showcase events with major figures from the world of film will be accompanied by panel discussions, workshops and masterclasses. There is also a specific Paracinema strand for the best genre cinema.
In 2020, we went online for the first time with a very successful festival showcasing the best in cinema from around the world.
In previous years we have welcomed:
Actors :Toyah Willcox (Quadrophenia, Jubilee), Sir Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3, Sexy Beast)
Actor and author Simon Callow (Amadeus, Doctor Who) Julie Peasgood, Sir John Hurt, Jenny Agutter, Phil Davis.
Directors Mark Herman, Jake West, Peter Sasdy, John Hough, Waris Hussein, Mandie Fletcher and Michael Armstrong
In 2020, we awarded:
Best Film - The End Of Heroes
Best Genre Film - Anonymous Animals
Best Short Film - Kilt
Best Genre Short Film - Progeny
Best Mid-Length Film - Medulla
In 2019 we previewed the films: Judy And Punch (2019), Madness In The Method (2019), Ordinary Love (2019), System Crasher (2019), My Extraordinary Summer With Tess (2019), The Biggest Little Farm (2019), The Wedding Present: Something Left Behind (2019) and Shooting The Mafia (2019) alongside a robust programme of new submitted films.
Our genre strand featured previews of - Koko-DI Koko-Da (2019), Artik (2019), Mutant Blast (2019), and a retrospective screening of the classic 'bad' film Troll 2 (1990).
In 2019, we introduced a Mid-Length Film category for films that run between 30-60 minutes.
2019 Derby Film Festival Awards
Hero Of Cinema Award - Ken Loach
Best Feature Film - The Wisdom Tooth (Dir: Gregorio Sassoli)
Best Genre Feature Film - Artik (Dir: Tom Botchii)
Best Short Film - Burqa City (Dir: Fabrice Bracq)
Best Genre Short - La Llarona (Dir: H. J. Leonard)
Best Mid-Length Film - Delta7even (Dir: Rosie Baldwin)
Best Mid-Length Film - Hackney Studio (Dir: Jonny Stearn)
Best Film (feature)
Best Genre Film (feature)
Best Film (short)
Best Genre Film (short)
Best Mid Length Film
Best Mid Length Genre Film
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